The debut album of Barbara Hannigan as singer and conductor has been nominated for a Juno Award in the category Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.
The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies.
Crazy Girl Crazy recently received a GRAMMY award for Best Classical Solo Vocal album.
The recording is the first showcase of Barbara’s work as both a soprano and conductor, with the Amsterdam-based orchestra LUDWIG. The album was released on released on 22 September 2017 by Alpha Classics.
Crazy Girl Crazy brings together Berg’s Lulu Suite, Berio’s Sequenza III for solo voice, and a specially commissioned arrangement of Gershwin’s Girl Crazy by Tony Award-winning composer and arranger Bill Elliott.
“Intelligent, invigorating, Crazy Girl Crazy is a madly compelling listen.” -The Times
“Whether she sings or conducts, Hannigan is phenomenal.” -De Volkskrant
“Barbara Hannigan suscite aussi l’admiration pour l’intelligence de sa direction musicale.” -Télérama
“Die neue CD hat sie zusammen mit dem Ludwig Orchester aufgenommen, einem freien niederländischen Ensemble, das unter Hannigans Leitung glänzend musiziert” -BR-Klassik
“Welcome to Barbara Hannigan’s fascinating musical and emotional world, you will discover sophistication, lightness and depth in unforgettable 20th-century repertoire.” -Klara